Saturday,8 August, 2015
2016 Toyota Camry To Replace V6 Engine
Technology is a pretty incredible thing. When gas prices started to shoot northward about 15 years ago, the world more or less panicked that there weren't enough quality cars with the ability to sip gas rather than guzzle it, and many people were unsure how long it would be before automakers would find a way to keep monthly fuel costs from exceeding people's mortgage payments.
It didn't take long for them to figure out how to eke every single mile out of a gallon of gasoline, and engineers have instituted a number of tricks to make that happen. One such trick, which Toyota recently announced they were instituting on the new 2016 Toyota Camry, is to turbocharge a four-cylinder engine so that it boasts enough power to replace larger, heavier, less efficient engines.
In the case of next model year's Camry, the outgoing engine is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces upwards of 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque, while the new one is "just" a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that will make pretty close to those numbers. Similar engines used in other Toyota family vehicles have ranged between 230-240 hp and nearly 260 lb-ft of torque. Obviously we don't know the exact numbers for this new engine just yet, but we know the power numbers will be close and the efficiency numbers will be much better.
Toyota dealers all over Canada are proud to embrace the kinds of updates in technology that help lower the cost of ownership for a vehicle. We've all owned a gas guzzler at some point in our lives and we know much that can hurt to fill up at a gas station. This change to the Camry powertrains will help alleviate some of that pain.